Monday, December 8, 2008
THIS IS A CHILDRENS BOOK
TO TEACH THEM ABOUT CITIES
AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
THAT AFFECT A COMMUNITY
THIS IS ONE BOOK OF A SERIES (POSSIBLY A NEW TWIST ON THE DOT BOOK ASSIGNMENT) FOR FUTURE STUDENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA SINCE THE WAY WE SEEM TO HAVE LEARNED THINGS THIS YEAR HAS REALLY MADE ME FEEL LIKE A CHILD. THE ENTIRE SEMESTER HAS REALLY BEEN A DECONSTRUCTING, RE-LEARNING PROCESS. A NEW
UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE HAS WORKED IN THE PAST AND A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF ITS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES HAS BEEN THE THEME OF MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE FIRST SEMESTER OF SOPHOMORE YEAR IN GRAPHIC DESIGN.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
AND ALL OUR WORLD IS DEW..
SO DEAR SO FRESH, SO FLEETING
Monday, October 20, 2008
Osmium is supposed as the densest of all metals on the periodic table. It is hard to make, and becomes brittle. This is because it is a volatile substance, or a substance that fluctuates often and becomes unstable. It is both manufactured as a biproduct of nickel and copper and found in natural sources. Regardless of where it is found, it must usually be seperated or extracted from other elements bound to it. Osmium is used for its strength and resistance to wear in the types of fountain pens, electrical contacts, and needles on a phonograph. But the oddities of Osmium go further still as Osmium is a strong oxidant, and it cross-links lipids reacting with unsaturated carbon carbon bonds, which can fix biological membranes in place in tissue samples while staining them. This is why Osmium contains a high density of electrons. This makes it a prime candidate for transmission electron microscopy studies of biological materials. TEM is the creation of images through the transmission of electrons through a specimen and interacting with it. This image is then magnified, focused and recieved on some sort of screen of film. Osmium is a blue gray color.
Osmium is also used for any number of surgical implants and pacemakers for its resistance to wear. Since we trust it for so many life cradling jobs, Osmium seems to have found a very unique occupation in human history, mostly for strength and high content of electrons. It makes me curious to think how one substance can be responsible for all these applications but it makes sense that unique characteristics would be put to use in order to create a logical efficient system of thinking.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I've actually just decided to elaborate on the interaction between the background elements and the letterform. If it works out in flash, the letterform will be a mask that cuts through the background to reveal a hidden layer that is the explanatory link between the words/images in the background and the two words I've picked for the sequences to be about. The very back layer will contain images or mixtures of text and image that effectively explain a huge idea in a single readable composition. This concept explains the way graphic design and other techniques of organizing information are and always have been used to get the most essential part of messages across to a vast audience.
Friday, September 26, 2008
AmeRican HeRitage dictionaRy_n. a Review, suRvey oR contemplation of things in the past
DictionaRy.com1. contemplation of the past; a suRvey of past time,
-veRb (used without object)
AmeRican HeRitage DictionaRy_a. The aRt oR study of using language effectively and peRsuasively.
DictionaRy.com_2. the aRt oR science of all specialized liteRaRy uses of language in pRose oR veRse, including the figuRes of speech.
I would like to link these two woRds togetheR in a fashion that discRibes...
1. ouR Reflection on the way we Rationalize thRough discouRse and the use of language
2. how ouR Reality has always been based on language and theRefoRe to fully undeRstand ouR Reality and its limitations we have contemplated the histoRy of so many gReat thinkeRs
3. how, now that we undeRstand what ouR Reality is based off of, does it deceive us (is the Reality
language, discouRse and communication (veRbal, wRitten and visual) cReates moRe oR less Real than the Reality expeRience gives us).
I think it is since a human being cannot peRceive an entiRe situation-like the cRisis of ouR economy foR example- without the help of vaRious communication devices. Even if one could peRceive such a macRo delemma without the help of the media oR public domain info oR the inteRnet, theRe is no way foR that peRson to be able to do anything about it. Unless that peRson gains a position of poweR that allows theiR ideas to be communicated to the masses then they will go unheaRd.
I don’t know if I would be capable of coveRing all of these points in this pRoject but I have a few ideas on how the imageRy and letteRfoRm could hint at these ideas in a moRe subtle way. I’m thinking I will use text walls to cReate a spatial effect. The text I plan to use will pRobably be veRy impoRtant texts in the histoRy of language. FoR example, Religious texts, goveRnment tReaties oR documents, philosopheR wRitings fRom DaRwin/MaRx/BeauRegaRd etc., and cuRRent day wRitings oR examples of communication(in the manneR it is distRibuted today thRough inteRnet, magazines, television, satellite Radio, infoRmation gRaphs, etc.). All these things would foRm a backgRound element that would line up inteRactively with the letteRfoRm the cReate new meaning foR both the foRegRound and backgRound.
The letteR foRm would pRobably be made up of a baseline element like diffeRent alphabets and numbeR systems. It may even RepResent a child oR neutRal chaRacteR that the vieweR could Relate to.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Jamie. Just thought I'd show you this project my foundation group did in Jim Sajovic's class. It reminds me of what we are doing now but with some different restrictions and subject matter.